The Wizard's Dog

Author(s): Eric Kahn Gale
Original Publish Date: Jan 17, 2017
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.15 hours)
Product Number: Z100118044
Released: Jan 17, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781524754808
Narrator/s: Graham Halstead
Publisher: Listening Library
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"A magical story full of humor and heart." -Katherine Applegate, Newbery-winning author of The One and Only Ivan For fans of The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom comes an offbeat, comedic spin on the Excalibur legend told from the point of view of a talking dog who wants to be a magician! Meet Nosewise. He's spunky. He's curious. And he's a dog who can't understand why his pack mates Merlin and Morgana spend all day practicing magic tricks. If it's a trick they want, he's the dog to ask! He can already Sit!, Stay!, and Roll Over! But there's no way Nosewise is Stay!ing when his master and best friend, Merlin, is kidnapped. There's nothing Nosewise won't do to get Merlin back, even if it means facing the strange Fae people and their magic-eating worms, or tangling with the mysterious Sword in the Stone. But it may take more than sniffing out a spell to do it! Nosewise's hilarious escapades and steadfast loyalty get him and his companions through King Arthur's Dark Ages. "An entertaining adventure full of humor and magic" -Booklist "A delightful magical fantasy, perfect for fans of fairy tales, legends, and dogs." -School Library Journal "An ingenious and entirely credible (at least dog lovers will agree with this) twist on the familiar tale." -Kirkus Reviews "Nosewise is one of the silliest narrators around." -The Bulletin

All formats/editions

Author(s): Eric Kahn Gale
Product Number EB00669048
Released: Jan 17, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: #9780553537383

Professional reviews

"This fanciful retelling of The Sword in the Stone legend unfolds through the perspective of Nosewise, wizard Merlin's dog. Narrator Graham Halstead does a fabulous job capturing Nosewise's enthusiastic, loyal spirit, along with his delight in sounds, smells, and adventures (not to mention his dislike of doors). Nosewise is aided by Merlin's assistant, Morgana, who helps him access some magic through a special stone, which comes in handy when he must rescue Morgana and Merlin after they're captured by the fae. Halstead's well-depicted voices for Merlin, Morgana, and a host of others add dimension and drama to the story But best in show is lovable Nosewise, whose original perspective is highly entertaining. Listeners will never doubt this hero's ability to save his human family. J.C.G. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"

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